The Truth About Black Hairy Tongue

Does your tongue look black or feel a little hairy? While this is uncommon, it is actually a harmless condition referred to as black hairy tongue. Luckily, while this isn’t a pleasant experience, it isn’t typically too difficult to prevent. You see, black hairy tongue is caused when too much... Read more »

Dental Implants for a Magnificent Smile

Many people require a tooth replacement at least once in their lives. Over time, teeth can decay or wear down to the point that the best option is to extract them. They can also be irreparably damaged due to injury. Although there are various options to replace a missing tooth,... Read more »

Mercury-Free Fillings to Restore Your Beautiful Smile

At Magnificent Mile Family Dental, the practice of Dr. Olaitan Okediji in Chicago, Illinois, we are pleased to offer mercury-free fillings for our patients' healthy smiles. Amalgam fillings, or mercury fillings, consist of a combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc and mercury. Because amalgam fillings have mercury in them, they release... Read more »

Get a Smile to Be Proud of With Dental Veneers

There are many people who, for one reason or another, don’t like their smile. Regardless of the cause, feeling shame or self-consciousness about one’s smile is not anything anyone should have to live with. Cosmetic dentistry helps people with damaged or discolored teeth have a smile they are proud of... Read more »

Don’t Forget To Take Care of Your Teeth With These Habits

We all can get caught up in our lives without thinking about what is best for our health. The same is true when it comes to oral health. That is why our team is here to discuss five habits and tips that will help you keep your smile in pristine... Read more »

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

It is never too soon to establish a healthy foundation for your child’s oral health. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend that your baby has their first dental visit before their first birthday, or six months after their first tooth erupts. This... Read more »

How to Change a Dull Smile Into a White Smile This Christmas

If you are one who wishes their dull, yellow smile was whiter and brighter, we are happy to tell you that there is a way to grant your wish! Actually, there are three different ways to do so, and those ways are: An over-the-counter treatment Over-the-counter treatments are generally available... Read more »

5 Tips to Help You Floss Properly

As you clean your smile each day, it’s important that you floss between each tooth properly. Some people think flossing is a bit tricky and confusing, resulting in a sloppy and improper flossing job. However, flossing isn’t as hard as you may think, and we’re happy to help you! If... Read more »

Stained Teeth: Is it Intrinsic or Extrinsic

Are you one of the many Americans who are unhappy with their smile? Have you tried teeth whitening, either from your dentist or from home? If you have, you’re far from alone. In fact, teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures. While your dentist can help, do you... Read more »

What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency

If your tooth chips, falls out, or has an extreme, persistent ache, then you have a dental emergency on your hands. Seeing your dentist as soon as possible (or going to the emergency room if the dentist’s office is closed) is what you need to do. What To Do If... Read more »